Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties, California? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties, California, sorted by county. Those that offer organic or sustainably grown produce are identified by the words "organic" and/or "sustainable" in Green, next to their name  (see "What does Organic mean?"). The U-pick crops they offer follow the name of the farm. To search the page for a specific crop, use Ctrl-F (or on an ipad or Mac, use their "search on this page" function) If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined; click on it and it will open their website. If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

New! Pricing information - I am building a pricing guide to help you know what the typical prices are for each crop.

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! And if you know of any farms I missed and want to add a farm, please let me know!   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know! This website is supported by purchases you make through the links to products on Amazon. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This allows me to continue to maintain the website and make improvements!

What's in season in August 2020, and other timely information:

Notes for August 2020: Summer is almost here! Strawberry season is finished in all but the far northern ands cooler areas. Blueberries, blackberries are in season in most areas, also tomatoes, peaches and most vegetables . Check your area's copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

Now, more than ever, going to a farm, being outside, away from crowds, getting fresh, local produce, makes more sense than ever before! It's a fun, safe and educational to pick some fresh berries, fruit and veggies and more, then come back here to learn how to freeze, can, make jam, salsa and much more! Of course, check with the farm before you go, both to check on crop availability and hours.  We also have a state-by-state guide to Farm COVID-19 requirements here.

See our comprehensive list of easy home canning, jam and jelly making, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me! It is easy to make your own ice cream, even gelato, or low fat or low sugar ice cream - see this page. Also note, there are many copycat website listing U-pick farms now, using similar sounding names.  They have all copied their information from here and usually do not ever update.  Since 2002, I've been updating the information every day but Christmas; so if you see anything wrong or outdated, please write me!

Canners, both waterbath canners and pressure canners, are getting hard to find as people are doing more home canning than ever before. You can still get them online (see links at left) but prices are going up as the less expensive models are selling out.  Food dehydration is becoming a popular and inexpensive alternative; see this page about drying your own fruits and vegetables and where to get a food dryer.

Children's Consignment Sales occur in both the Spring and Fall  See our companion website to find a local community or church kid's consignment sale!

See these pages to find a local Strawberry Festival, or a Cherry or cherry blossom festival or a Blueberry festival. Some may still be held in 2020.

San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties, California U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2020, by county

Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map

San Joaquin County

  • A1 AG Farmers Market - apricots, melons, nectarines, peaches, tomatoes,
    10910 Manthey Road, Lathrop, CA 95330. Phone: 209-345-2155. Email: a1agfarmersmarket@gmail.com. Open: see their website; typically daily from 10 am to 6 pm. Directions: From Stockton traveling 5 south take the Roth Road exit and turn right. Then another Right onto Manthey Road From Tracy traveling on 5 North take the Roth Road exit. Turn left. Go under freeway then turn Right onto Manthey Rd. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: July 05, 2016)
  • Allen's Pomegranate Farm - Pomegranate,
    2904 Beyer Lane, Stockton , CA 95215. Phone: (209) 981-9550. Alternate Phone: (209) 931-3535. Email: Pomnuts@yahoo.com. Open: Monday to Saturday from 8:00 am to 5:00 Sunday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Directions: One mile East of the 99 highway on Waterloo Road to Beyer Lane, south on Beyer one mile to 2904 Beyer Lane. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Pomegranates at their peek!.
  • Alpine Blue - blueberries, cherries, raspberries, blackberries
    7496 E Hwy 26, Stockton, CA 95215. Phone: (209) 931-4392. Open: May-July, 8am to 6pm daily, call before you go to pick. U-pick blueberries and a picnic area. Also has fresh-picked apples, apricots, blackberries, peaches, raspberries, strawberries, and walnuts. They also have a farm stand at 7486 E. Highway 26. Directions: Click here for a map and directions.
  • Arya Farm Produce - Grapes, Pomegranates, farm fresh eggs, local raw honey
    21459 S. Reeve Road, Tracy, CA. Phone: (209) 835-9850. Open: daily, 10am to 6pm in spring and summer, and 10am to 5pm in fall and winter.  Pomegranates - Every fall we encourage you to stop by, grab a bucket, and head out to our gorgeous pomegranate trees! Pomegranates are best enjoyed as freshly picked as possible; they cease ripening the moment they're picked. Grapes - Also offered in the fall to U-Pick grapes! Though not as consistently offered as our U-Pick Pomegranates, we do occasionally offer grapes for you to pick. Just ask!
  • Bogarin Farms - U-pick apples, boysenberries, apricots.
    4351 E Armstrong Lodi, CA, 95240. Phone: 209-327-6487. Open: May 1 to October 15, daily from 9:30 am to 5 pm.  Directions: Take Hwy 99 South towards Lodi. Exit onto N 99 Frontage Road. Turn left onto East Armstrong Road. Fruits and U-pick apples, school trips.  Note: there are occasional reports on the internet about this farm, but I haven't heard from them directly in years.  If you go there and can confirm that they are still open, please let me know.
  • Buon Giardino Produce  - Cherries, tomatoes, corn, summer squash, green beans, winter squash and pumpkin patch
    16220 E Hwy 88 Lockeford, CA, 95237. Phone: 209-727-3114. Phone: 209-759-3394. Open: UPDATE for 2019, Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open?  If so,  please write me,  last reported hours were 7 days a week from 9-6 May through October   Directions: Hwy 88, one mile east of Lockeford on the right hand side between Lockeford and Clements.
  • Burge Road Farm - cherries, picnic area (bring your own food)
    3000 Burge Rd, Stockton, CA 95215. Phone: (209) 817-1650. Email: burgeroadfarm@gmail.com. Open: for picking by appointment only at this time; Please call/text Oscar (209) 817 am to 1650. Directions: From Sacramento, take CA-99 South to Stockton ​​Take the Waterloo Rd/HWY-88 exit Head East towards Jackson Turn right on to Fairchild Rd Turn right on to Burge Rd Go to the very end of Burge Rd Pass the railroad tracks Follow the road as it curves left Keep going until you see the sign ​Call us if you get lost :)​​. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: May 17, 2017)
  • Country Lake Ostriches - Blackberries
    6906 N. Cox Road, Linden, CA.  Phone: 877-999-7969. PYO Blackberries, presumably well fertilized by the ostriches! :-)
  • Double Dutch Farms - cherries, herbs or spices, lemons, melons, other citrus, summer squash, tomatoes, other vegetables,
    345 Rose Court corner of Doak and Highland, Ripon , CA 95366. Phone: (209) 581-3298. Alternate Phone: (209) 599-7217. Email: flashdebbie@aol.com. Open: Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 7 pm. Directions: Highway 99 to Ripon exit, west side of highway and follow Doak road around the curve and go thru three round abouts. Walnut orchard will be on the right with a fruits and and garden will be on the opposite corner along Doak Road. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: May 28, 2018, JBS) 
  • Harris Orchards - Cherries, apples, and assorted fruit (varies thru the season), restrooms, group tours
    18600 N Ripon Rd, Ripon, CA 95366. Phone: 209-599-3991. Email: charfarmer@aol.com. Open: Cherry Season 8:30 - sunset. Summer months 8:30 - 7:00pm. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only. Bring your camera take some pictures of the fun memories you will make. They have pyo cherries, and assorted fruit (varies thru the season). Their Facebook pages says U Pick Cherries (several types) and other fruits. Cherries $3.50 per pound. (UPDATED: May 18, 2017, JBS)
    A visitor writes on May 21, 2013: "It's awesome a ton of fun. People from all over the world stop here to pick cherries, get some trail mix and talk."
  • LoCA Blueberry Farm LLC - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties, school tours, group reservations
    5288 W. Kile Rd, Lodi, CA 95242. Phone: (209) 642-4646. Email: locablueberryfarm@gmail.com. Open: See our Facebook page for current hours. Directions: Mid May to Mid June depending on weather. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: May 05, 2020)
  • Lodi Blooms - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, cherries, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms
    11560 North Lower Sacramento Road, Lodi, CA 95242. Phone: (209) 642-4295. Alternate Phone: (916) 879-7363. Email: hello@lodiblooms.com. Open: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays beginning May 8th to possibly May 31st pending availability of crop; Open 9 am to 4 pm; See website for latest dates; Information will also be made on Instagram and Facebook. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Please see website for directions. Click here for a map and directions. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Whether you decide to pick the cherries yourself during our fun-filled u-pick season or you choose to take advantage of our orchard-side pickup, local delivery, or shipping options, we are confident that you will agree Lodi Blooms offers the very best, freshest, and most delicious cherries you will ever taste! This year our orchard has restricted special events. Please see our website for our Covid-19 statement and our frequently asked questions. (UPDATED: May 04, 2020)  (ADDED: October 04, 2019, JBS)
  • Lodi Blueberries (Also called K & S Blueberries U Pick) - blueberries
    5288 W Kile Rd, Lodi, California 95242. Phone (209) 794-2207. Email: sharronstudinger@yahoo.com. Open: in season (May and June) Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm. Directions I-5 to Peltier Rd. Go North On Ray Rd, at the bend in the road it becomes Kile Rd. We are the second 20 acres on the left. We also have educational tours to school-aged children. We are a u-pick farm and sell our fruit locally to fruit stands, grocery stores and markets.  (ADDED: May 19, 2017, JBS)
  • Saevang Strawberry Farm - Uses integrated pest management practices, strawberries,
    Corner Of highway 88 And Brandt Road, Lockeford, CA 95237. Phone: 916-712-2831. Email: saevangstrawberry@yahoo.com. Open: Monday to Thursday 8:30 am to 6:30 pm , Friday, Saturday and Sunday 8 am to 7 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Open: Strawberry season, both the strawberry stand and U-pick field will be open from April 15 to July. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check. I cannot find current information about them, Be sure to call before you go. ((UPDATED: May 5, 2018, JBS) Vitctoria Island farms blueberries
  • Victoria Island Farms - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, group reservations
    16021 W. Ca-4, Holt, CA 95234. Phone: (209) 465-5600. Email: info@victoriaisland.net. Open: Appointments are required; Sundays from 8 am to 5 pm; Harvest season typically lasts from late May to late June or early July; please visit our website for current hours and to schedule your U - Pick visit or fresh packed blueberry curbside pickup. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Please search "Victoria Island Farms" on Google Maps for driving directions to the farm. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Pick your own fresh from the vine or choose from our pre-packed purchase options while enjoying a day out in nature on our secluded 7,000 acre island farm in the beautiful California Delta. Victoria Islandís U-Pick Experience. Please choose an appointment time for your visit The Blueberry Farm Stand is open on Sundays. (ADDED: May 24, 2020)

Stanislaus County

  • Blueberry Bluff Blueberries - blueberries, porta-potties are available
    684 S. Missouri Ave, Waterford, CA 95386. Phone: 209-874-1260. Alternate Phone: 209-534-8507. Email: info@blueberrybluff.com. Open: Dates: Mid - May through mid - July; Closed: Sundays; Open days: Monday to Saturday from 7:30 am to 7:30 pm (closed on Sunday). Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. We grow two varieties of berries here; "Star" and "Sharp Blue".You-pick Blueberries, Yes, you can get the freshest blueberries imaginable! Yes it is less expensive than going to the grocery store! The best part is the experience itself. (UPDATED: May 5, 2018, JBS)   
  • Dutch Hollow Farms - Tulips, pumpkins, corn maze
    5101 Oakdale Road, Riverbank, CA 95357. Phone: 209-287-6010. Email: info@dutchhollowfarms.com. Open: visit us in the fall for pumpkins and a corn maze or in the spring for tulips; in 2020, Flower sales are beginning the week of February 24. Tulipmania will start Saturday, February 29, 2020 and run until Saturday, March 14, 2020. Tulipmania will include over 100,000 tulips in bloom. You can also pick your own tulips or choose from our potted or pre-cut tulips. Pre-cut tulips will be $10 per bunch. Admission is $7 per person with kids 2 and under free. Seniors and military are $5. Kids will also enjoy games, farm animal viewing, and zip lines as weather allows.  Next up: BABY ANIMALS DAYS - SATURDAY, MARCH 21 - SATURDAY, APRIL 11 - 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM.  Click here for a link to our Facebook page. (ADDED: February 29, 2020, JBS)
  • Fantozzi Farms Fruit Stand - apricots, U-pick and already picked
    1825 Walnut Avenue, Patterson, CA 95363. Phone: 209-402-0839. Alternate Phone: 209-892-2015. Fax: 209-892-2015. Email: fantozzifarms@yahoo.com. Open: Every day, from 8 am to 6 pm; June 1 to July 1. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page.
  • Jessop Farms - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, school tours
    21386 S. Murphy Road, Ripon, CA 95366. Phone: 209-824-0341. Email: lorenj@jessopfarms.com. Open: Wednesday to Saturday, from 8 am to 3 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Open: Monday through Saturday during mid-May to July from 8 am to 3 pm; (Closed Sunday). 2014 prices: $3.25/lb (we provide buckets and carry-home packages) for blueberries and $2.00/lb for strawberries.Blueberries are picked May 15 to July 15. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check. Nestled in the heart of Central Valley California, Jessop Farms features 20 acres of beautiful blueberries, strawberries and almonds--grown pesticide, fungicide and insecticide-free. In the tradition of preserving California agricultural land and family values, we offer an ideal stage for a fun-filled day and safe adventure. You can pick your own blueberries with the kids and friends in group outings during the picking season. Please check the Event Calendar during the June-July months and reserve your group events early! 20 acres of beautiful blueberries, strawberries and almonds--grown pesticide, fungicide and insecticide-free. In the tradition of preserving California agricultural land and family values, we offer an ideal stage for a fun-filled day and safe adventure. You can pick your own blueberries with the kids and friends in group outings during the picking season. Please check the Event Calendar during the June-July months and reserve your group events early! Don't want to pick your own but still want to enjoy fresh picked blueberries? You can purchase them ready-picked by our staff.  Click here for a link to our Facebook page.  (UPDATED: June 28, 2019, JBS)   
    Comments from a visitor on July 01, 2011:
    "Love it!! Very friendly, fun....UPick Blueberries, sometimes they have nuts, strawberris, etc for sale... but you come to PICK your own blueberries, and they are the BEST ever! What to wear and bring: wear a hat, comfortable shoes and pants "
    Comments from a visitor on June 24, 2009: "These are the sweetest blueberries I have ever tasted. Go early because it gets hot out there but it doesn't really take long to gather them. I bought 17 pounds in less than an hour by myself. They can tell you how to preserve them as well. These are great for headaches for me so I want to stock up. Great place. I will go again."
    Comments from a visitor on June 23, 2009: "A friend of a friend went with her mother's group, and I just came home this afternoon with my sons. Worth the visit, great berries! They have restrooms, a picnic area, a koi pond and a jumpy house. Owner is really nice, named Loren Jessop, and welcomes mothers groups, larger groups as well as individuals. If a larger group is planning on attending, call in advance so that he may inflate that jumpy house and be sure to have it ready. He's only been open as a pick-your-own for three weeks now."
  • Ott Farms - blueberries, cherries, porta-potties are available
    3082 Shioh Road, Modesto, CA 95358Email: OttToHaveTheBest@gmail.com. Open: Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sundays from 8 am to 3 pm, May and June. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, credit cards, debit cards. Click here for our Facebook page. Our small family farm is located 10 miles west of Modesto, in the interior valley of California. We believe in growing the freshest fruit while also protecting and preserving the natural resources that help us provide you with the finest blueberries, cherries, almonds and walnuts in California! In 2008 we planted 20 acres of blueberries. Although most people do not think of Modesto as a good place to grow blueberries, we did our research and found varieties that thrive in the Central Valley of California! Our 5 delicious varieties are Snowchaser, Springhigh, Jewel, Emerald, & Star. Not only do we enjoy selling our blueberries at local farmers markets but we also allow you to come out to the farm and pick your own!. (UPDATED: May 5, 2018, JBS)
  • R.A.M. Farms, Inc - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, flowers,
    716 N. Daubenberger Road, Turlock, CA 95380. Phone: (209) 668-2425. Alternate Phone: (209) 649-7078. Email: karen@ramfarms.com. Open: July 1 to October 15 U - Pick Sunflowers and Zinnias Open Daily from 8 am to 7 pm. Directions: From Highway 99, take Fulkerth exit. Head East on Fulkerth to Golden State Boulevard. Turn left on East Canal Drive and head East until Canal Drive ends at North Daubenberger Road. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. With over 40 varieties, we offer the best selection of pumpkins, heirlooms, gourds, and winter squash. Our 20 acre corn maze is open for Freaky Flashlight Nights on Friday and Saturday nights. Hay maze, peddle tractors, snack bar, movies under the stars, pumpkin bowling, field trips, and birthday parties. Our U-pick sunflowers and zinnias and produce stand our open daily July through September. Honor box available. (UPDATED: July 22, 2019)
  • VanderHelm Farms - Uses integrated pest management practices, blueberries, strawberries
    1678 Albers Rd, Modesto, CA 95357. Phone: 209-614-8307. Email: vanderhelmfarms@att.net. Open: The Blueberries will not be ripe until about the second week of May, before then we are open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 8am to 4pm; Once the blueberries are ripe we will be open more days - last year it wasWednesday to Saturday, from 8 am to 5 pm, May to June  - check our website or Facebook page for exact opening and closing dates. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: from highway 132 go North on Albers Road 2 miles, turn right on our gravel driveway and continue down the driveway to the blueberry field;  btwn Milnes and Dusty ln. Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. We planted cherries, peaches, nectarines, apricots, and plums they will be producing and ready to pick in a few years. (UPDATED: May 5, 2018, JBS)

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